Welcome to the Wales campaigns section. NUT Cymru is an active and effective union standing up for education, pupils, parents and teachers. Devolution has ensured there are specific issues for education in Wales. NUT Cymru have responded to that with campaigns based on the principles and ambitions of our members. For more details please click one of the links below.
Our manifesto for the Welsh elections which took place on 5 May 2016, made recommendations for priorities and policies to benefit all children. We asked the government to adopt them and work with the teaching profession and parents to implement them.
Wales literacy and numeracy tests
The national literacy and numeracy tests were introduced by the Welsh Government in 2013 and are statutory for all children between the age of 7 and 14. We have opposed these tests citing concerns about workload as well as the educational impact on children. We annually survey our members on the tests.